CAPE REP ANNOUNCES 2018 SEASON

Cape Rep Theatre is celebrating its 33rd season with an exciting line up of plays and musicals, all of them Cape Cod premieres, and one world premiere by a local playwright. The Indoor Theater season will open May 9th with the George Furth and Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along, followed by the world premiere production of The Tuna Goddess, by local theater artist, Jade Schuyler. Next up is the Broadway sensation, Mamma Mia!, music by the beloved super group ABBA and book by Catherine Johnson, followed by the 5-time Tony Award winning Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The season will close with the Cape Cod premiere of Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall.

 

The Outdoor Theater will host Cape Rep’s Summer Children’s Series which includes the swashbuckling musical comedy adventure, How I Became a Pirate, book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman based on the popular children’s book, and Pitter Patter Puppets, Mary Wilson’s delightful interactive puppet show. In addition, Cape Rep will present several special events including Summer Starlight, a benefit for the theater, on Sunday, August 5, and the musical revue, Sing Like There’s No Tomorrow in November and December.

 

Cape Rep’s 33rd season is made possible through the generous support of Cape Air and Zudy, our 2018 season sponsors. All shows will be at Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Main Street, Brewster. For further information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at 508.896.1888 or online at www.caperep.org. Cape Rep Theatre: professional theater in an intimate setting.

 

About Cape Rep Theatre’s 33rd Season

 

INDOOR THEATER

 

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG   

Book by George Furth

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryerand Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines

Directed by Maura Hanlon

Musical Direction by Peter Hodgson

May 9 – June 3

Tues. – Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. at 2 pm

No perf. May 23

 

Merrily We Roll Along comes to Cape Rep after smash hit revivals in the West End and Boston. Following three best friends over the 20-year span of their artistic careers, Sondheim’s brilliant score includes the favorite songs, “Not a Day Goes By,” “Old Friends” and “Good Thing Going.” As the trio of creatives, Cape Rep favorites Jared Hagan, Trish LaRose and Adam Berry will bring their real-life friendship to the stage, and the drive and wit of the story to life.

 

THE TUNA GODDESS

World Premiere

By Jade Schuyler

Directed by Art Devine

June 27 – July 21

Tues. – Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. July 1 at 2 pm

No perf. July 4

 

We are excited to bring you this brand new play by well-known Cape actor Jade Schuyler. It was developed in Cape Rep’s own Theatrelab.

 

Alex grew up fishing with her father and now she’s back to settle his estate, including the boat. Set on Cape Cod and unfolding on shore and off, this moving story is action-packed, witty, and full of surprises.

 

MAMMA MIA!

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus

And some songs with Stig Anderson

Book by Catherine Johnson

Originally Conceived by Judy Cramer

Mamma Mia! was originally produced in London by Judy Cramer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal

Additional Material & Arrangements by Martin Koch

Directed by Dani Davis

Musical Direction by Peter Hodgson

Choreography by Sarah O’Gleby

August 1 – August 26

Tues.-Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. at 2 pm

No perf. August 5

 

This beloved Broadway sensation is a fantastically fun summer romp! Set on a Greek island paradise and told through the music of ABBA, this is the hilarious story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a wedding you won’t soon forget. With songs like “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me,” this feel-good musical will have you dancing in your seat!

 

FUN HOME

Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron

Music by Jeanine Tesori

Based on the graphic novel by Aison Bechdel

Directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe

Musical Direction by Robert Wilder

September 19 – October 14

Wed. & Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. at 2 pm

No perf. Sept. 23

 

Every now and again, a show comes along that touches and surprises us in a way that only musical theater can. Called groundbreaking and unforgettable, Fun Home was the hit of the 2015 Broadway season and winner of 5 Tony Awards including “Best Musical.” Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages in her life, “using her pen to draw her past into perspective.” Ben Brantley, New York Times.

 

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard

Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall

Music by Paddy Cunneen

Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod

Directed by Maura Hanlon

November 1 – December 2

Wed. & Thurs. at 7 pm

Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm

Sun. at 2 pm;

Sat. Nov. 24 at 2 pm

No perf. Nov. 4, 6, 20, 21 & 22

 

Poor Will Shakespeare is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block with a deadline fast approaching. Then his number one fan, Viola, appears, disguised as a boy and hoping to appear in his new play. Viola sparks the bard’s creative fires and when he and his muse fall in love, hilarity ensues: mistaken identities, competitive backbiting with another troupe of players, and the potential for suffering the Queen’s wrath! Adapted from the Oscar-winning film, Shakespeare in Love is an homage to the joys of theater.

 

OUTDOOR THEATER CHILDREN’S SHOWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

 

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE

Book, Music, & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman

Based on the Book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long with Illustrations by David Shannony

Performed by arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

How I Became A Pirate received its world premiere at First Stage Children’s Theatre, Milwaukee, WI.

Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy

June 26 – August 30

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am

 

10 year-old soccer-loving Jeremy Jacob is hanging out on the beach when Captain Braid Beard rows ashore with his pirate crew looking for a recruit to help them bury their treasure. They ask Jeremy Jacob to join them on their hilarious high-seas musical adventure!  

 

PITTER PATTER PUPPETS

July 11 – August 22

Thursdays at 10 am

Perfect for ages 2-6 & great fun for ages 7-100!

Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.

SUMMER STARLIGHT

August 5

Summer Starlight is the theater’s largest fundraising benefit. This gala celebration includes an outdoor party with sumptuous hors d’oeuvres by Cosmos Catering, live jazz, a performance and audience discussion with our star guest of honor, and a champagne and dessert finale under the stars.

 

SING LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW

Directed by Richard J. Sullivan

Musical Direction by Malcolm Granger

November 11 – December 9

November 11 – 26

Sunday – Monday, 7 pm

December: 4 – 9

Tuesday – Saturday, 7 pm

Sunday, 2 pm

 

A musical revue featuring Cape Rep favorites Trish LaRose and Jared Hagan with special surprise guests. Directed by Richard Sullivan with musical direction by Malcolm Granger. Complimentary snacks and a cash bar available.

 

Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1986 as a company dedicated to creativity and professionalism. On seven acres of land in Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Massachusetts, Cape Rep Theatre is the steward of the beautiful land and historic buildings that are home to the company’s three theaters, including the only outdoor theater on Cape Cod. We are professional theater in an intimate setting.